Stand on 44th. Fuji X100. 23 mm. 1/125 sec f/16 @ ISO 2000. June 2013. Copyright 2013 Joanne Mason.
Some color … This street vendor’s stand was on East 44th St in New York City. There’s a plethora of these stands, seemingly at every corner in midtown.
Sydney Opera House. Panasonic LX-1. 12 mm. ISO 400. 1/1600 sec at f/7.1. Copyright 2013 Joanne Mason.
Here’s another old image as I continue cleaning out old drives. This is the iconic opera house in Sydney, NSW Australia. From almost any viewpoint and angle, the opera house is spectacular. But I think I like it best from a distance, as it rises from the landscape .
Brunswick Street. Nikon D200. 70-210 mm f/2.8 Nikkor. 120 mm. ISO 320. 1/50 sec at f/11. November 2004. Copyright 2013 Joanne Mason.
For a complete change of pace … Going through some old images on a hard drive. This is one of (in my opinion) the most exhilarating streets in one of the world’s coolest cities. This is Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne. (Click for larger.)
Guest Artist – Zara Albion-Lawson
I am happy to present another guest contributor to Random Sights & Diversions – Zara Albion-Lawson.
“Ruinscapes” is a series of recent images of mostly abandoned buildings and spaces. These urban landscapes have been shot in various locations from Melbourne to Cambodia. In Zara Albion-Lawson’s envisioning, each image not only reflects past activity but captures a presence and vitality in an otherwise abandoned space. I hope you enjoy the gallery. If you enjoy these images, please leave a comment.
Zara Albion-Lawson is a talented professional photographer based in Melbourne Australia. (Visit Zara’s website: The 26th Letter. Zara Albion-Lawson’s Blog.) With a degree in Photomedia and 10 years of experience in professional photography, Albion-Lawson specializes professionally in fine portraiture, as well as fashion, product photography and commercial images for advertising and marketing campaigns, and her personal fine art photography. Zara’s work is marked by a youthful verve and vision combined with excellent composition and command of the craft. Zara is also a friend and a former colleague of mine, and I’m delighted she is contributing this gallery.
(Click on any of the thumbnails to view the gallery.)
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Photo by Bridget Fleming
Cyclists on the streets of New York City, rear view!
This is a fabulous story. Australian photographer Bridget Fleming photographed bicyclists [mostly] from behind on the streets of lower Manhattan in New York City. Here is a story at Australian news site The Global Mail. The story includes a video interview with the photographer Fleming. Also, here is Fleming’s Tumblr site with all the photos; don’t miss it! Read this, you’ll love it!
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Tagged Bicyclists, Bridget Fleming, city, city streets, cycling, New York City, New York streets, Photography
It turns out that all the recent excitement about Vivian Maier’s images actually represent only part of her archive. And her complete archive is even bigger than first thought.
Vivian Maier, from the Goldstein Collection
The images published to date, and which I saw in Santa Fe, were printed from negatives purchased by John Maloof. That was a huge collection. But another complete lot consisting of 18,000 negatives was purchased by Jeffrey Goldstein who is now beginning to publish the images from his collection.
This week, The New York Times, in their outstanding photoblog, Lens, is featuring a selection of images by Vivian Maier from this more recent Goldstein collection. The Times makes the interesting suggestion that the more we see of Maier’s work, the better it gets.
Go to →Lens at The New York Times here… Tab through one or two galleries to get to the Maier images. The Goldstein collection of Maier images has its website also, →here.
Source: All images, The Monroe Gallery Vivian Maier website
On my recent trip to Santa Fe, I walked into the →Monroe Gallery just off the Plaza and discovered a fascinating exhibition of black and white street photography by →Vivian Maier, “Vivian Maier: Discovered.”
More after the jump …
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Tagged 1950's, Chicago, exhibition reviews, maeir, maloof, New York City, Photography, street photographer, street photography, Vivian Maier, Vivian Maier Discovered